cool thanks Yrag..
can I ask a Dumb question ? to late I am ha ha
why did it ask for the S# the first time I re-installed over a year ago? Note to make sure you know what I am asking Not when I first got the PC But when I did a re-install ...
other info you might find helpful
I could be mistaking but I thing the 1st time I did a re-install I could have sworn I did it from inside windows you know? like going to the start menu and opening up the folder for gateway..
this time I had to turn off the PC and hit F8 to get to the safe mode screen not safe mode then click on something like oh I can remember what it says basically
reinstall the operating system ... Oh and the First time over a year ago (Re-installing) when Windows started up it asked me to make those back up disk .. this time it didn't
thanks for your help ...